FATAL ATTRACTION

I heard on the radio the other day that men and women are most attracted to people wearing the color red! Who would have guessed?! When I think about what color I like seeing my boyfriend wear most often, it would definitely have to be black. Guess I’m in the minority on that one! I wasn’t surprised that men like women in red. The color red seems to be associated with sex and physicality — or the devil.  I mean, just think of the Scarlet Letter or the modern version Easy A.

I’ve never been super fond of the color because it just didn’t look good on me, but I have been broadening my horizons lately. I bought this dress from Urban Outfitters a while ago (like at least a year ago). I’m not sure if I’ve ever even worn it before, but today I went for it! The dress is super light and breezy making it über-comfortable. I have to say, red is growing on me! I still don’t own many articles of clothing in this hue — and I probably never will — but there is something about the color that makes you stand out!

So now for the important question: Are you more attracted to me in this dress? Hehe

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Dress — Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Sam & Libby via Target

Bracelet — Nasty Gal

STARRY NIGHT

I searched high and low for this Free People Starry Night Slip. I had seen it on the Free People website, but kept telling myself to wait and save my money. Next thing you know, it’s sold out online! I was so mad at myself for not snatching it up when I had the chance! I spent several days looking on eBay and Poshmark to see if anyone was selling the slip. I found a few sellers, but the slip was either a size too small or a different color (I was hoping to find the rose color).

After maybe about a week of searching for it online, I found somebody selling the rose-colored slip in a size small on Poshmark! Ahhhhhh!! I was so excited! But I was also at work — and didn’t have my wallet with me! Lucky for me, my mom and I worked at the same place during the summer so I asked her if she would pay for the slip and then I’d pay her back. And…duh, duh, duh…she said yes!! (Obviously! I mean I am wearing the slip in this post! Hehe.) I am so in love with it. It’s a great layering piece and I can’t wait for the fall when I can layer it under some of my sweaters!! It is going to be a great transition piece and an item I will keep in my closet forever!!

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Tank (worn under slip) — LF

Slip — Free People (similar here)

Shorts — Vintage

Shoes — Simply Vera by Vera Wang via Kohl’s

EMMYS BEST DRESSED

I have to say that I was quite impressed by the red carpet at this year’s Emmys Monday night! It was one colorful night!! There may be a few celebs who made my best-dressed list that don’t seem worthy of the honor, but I’ll explain why I chose each individual. Also, I must note that Sofia Vergara is not on my best-dressed list! While I thought she looked beautiful and her gown fit well, I’m tired of always seeing her in the mermaid-style gown. I understand and can respect that she goes with what she knows works for her body, but I just want her to take more risks and think outside the box a little!

As for the actual awards, I wish my favorite show Orange is the New Black would have won Best Comedy, but I am happy that Modern Family was given the honor for the fifth consecutive year! I also thought Billy Crystal’s ode to Robin Williams was beautiful. “Robin Williams. What a concept?”

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January Jones in Prabal Gurung. January has her red carpet style down pat! This dress is beautifully designed. While at first it seems slightly too couture for the Emmys, the way it’s styled makes it perfect for the occasion! I also like the simple pulled-back hair and red lip. This was one of my favorites!

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Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace. Ahhh Gwen!! This look is so her! It’s rock and roll, edgy and unique! I love that she didn’t go with a traditional dress and, instead, went with separates! The detailing on the top is also gorgeous!! Love it!

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Cat Deely in Burberry Prorsum. I love me some ombré! The dusty rose color on top is beautiful and I think Cat looks stunning!! I just wish the bow at the waist was smaller.

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Behati Prinsloo in Prada with Adam Levine. This is one smokin’ hot couple!! They look great together and honestly Behati can do no wrong in my eyes! I love how they color-coordinated their ensembles. Behati looks like a true supermodel. Stunning! Just stunning.

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Heidi Klum in Zac Posen with the designer. Cheers for Project Runway!! Zac described Heidi as a coral angel in his design and that is what she looked like. The back of the dress was flowy and wing-like. The color looked great against Heidi’s tan skin. I always get excited when the attendees opt for color on the red carpet!

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Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Haute Couture. Julia was one of the few women to go with a short dress, but boy did she pull it off!! The color of the dress looked great on her and the embellishments made it look super expensive! I just hope I look like that when I’m her age!

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Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano. There was a lot of red on the red carpet Monday night, but Uzo’s dress was a standout! It fits her like a glove and the mermaid style really works for her! I’ve been really impressed with her red carpet looks lately. I guess it’s nice to get out of the orange jail suits she usually wears.

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Sarah Paulson in Armani Privé. Yes, this dress has a lot of tulle!! However, I found myself attracted to the design. The dress has a gothic feel to it, yet it also seems kind of ethereal and girly because of the tulle. I was just happy to see Sarah take a risk!!

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Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad Couture. My home girl Piper Chapman was absolutely gorgeous in this couture gown. She described it as a “non-color” gown, so whatever you wish to call the color, I loved it! Her up-do was the perfect hair style to let her dress shine — as it very much did!

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Claire Danes in Givenchy Haute Couture with Hugh Dancy. Another red gown, but this one was quite different from the rest! There was more detail to this gown then the red ones worn by January Jones and Uzo Aduba. The lace detailing at the waist which led to the all-lace back was exquisite! I also loved the color of the dress. It was a nice twist to the traditional red dress.

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Hayden Panetierre in Lorena Sarbu. She was just glowing!! This dress would have looked great on her had she not been pregnant, but I thought the baby bump was her best accessory. I love when women accentuate their changing body instead of hiding it under loads of fabric, so kudos to you Hayden!! You looked beautiful.

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Julie Bowen in Peter Som. This is one hot mama. Julie is so toned and fit and this dress really shows off her amazing arms! I know she told Giuliana Rancic that she may get flack for choosing a printed dress, but I give her props for being different. While most attendees went for solid colors, Julie went the opposite direction and it definitely paid off! She looked amazing!

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Taryn Manning in Azzaro. Talk about old Hollywood glam!! The curls, the gold, the makeup. Everything just screams old Hollywood! I’m not always a fan of gold, but I love Taryn and I thought she was able to pull it off! She wore the dress. The dress didn’t wear her.

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Minnie Driver in Marchesa. I thought Minnie looked so good. It makes her look long and lean, not that she really needed help doing that! I’m not sure if the dress is red or a pink color, but it looks good on her regardless! Simple and sweet!

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Jessica Paré in Lanvin. This dress made my list because of the shorter hemline. I like gowns that are different! I also like that the bottom of the skirt is simple because it helps balance the extravagant and embellished top. The statement necklace was a great addition!

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Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. She is just so beautiful! I’m really loving the blonder locks too! This dress is something I would wear and that’s one of the reasons it made my list. Very simple. Very sleek. Very me. And Michelle looked beautiful in it!

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Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture with Jack Antonoff. I know what you all are thinking! How in the heck did Lena make my best-dressed list. Well, to answer that question, I chose to add her because she’s not afraid to be herself! She doesn’t care if she makes the worst-dressed list. She takes risks. That’s what fashion is about! As long as she feels confident, that’s all that matters. And Lena looked very happy on the red carpet! While I may not be fond of the top, I do love the ombré skirt!! It reminds me of the purple gown Zoe Saldana wore to the Academy Awards in 2010.

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Kerry Washington in Prada. I love the design of this dress, but I’m not sure if I’m feeling it on Kerry. The color is beautiful on her, but it just seems ill-fitting. The top looks slightly droopy and the slit in the dress just seems stiff. I was on the bubble with this dress, but added it anyway! Let me know what you think.

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Kaley Cuoco in Monique Lhuillier. Kaley always seems to disappoint me on the red carpet and when I first saw her gown Monday night, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it! But the more I looked at it, it grew on me. The dress itself is beautifully constructed and the layered skirt is gorgeous. I do feel that the dress would have been better suited for another occasion — maybe the Oscars — but I had to add it to my list.

 

All photos courtesy of Style.com

THE OUTFIT THAT LANDED THE INTERNSHIP

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts lately!! This past week has just been crazy. I was watching some kids for about 10 hours each day while also having to pack for school! But now that I’m all settled into my new apartment, these posts should be more regular!!

Today I had an interview for an internship with a local designer! I was so nervous and worried that I wouldn’t be able to figure out where I was going, so I left at 11 a.m. for my 1 p.m. interview!! I arrived about 40 minutes early! Oops!! But as the title of this post declares…I got the internship!! I am beyond excited to start next Monday! Stay tuned for more details.

I went through about five different outfits before deciding on this one for my interview. I picked it out last night so I wouldn’t be stressing about it in the morning. I wanted to look stylish and stay true to myself, but also look sophisticated. This outfit met all three requirements. I wore my striped crop top and floral skirt because I love mixing prints and I added my favorite little black booties! Unfortunately, I came home with a bloody heel and a few blisters from the boots, but it was all worth it!!

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Top — Free People

Skirt — H&M

Boots — Aldo via DSW

Necklace — Sundance 

MTV VMAS BEST DRESSED

I tried to stay up for the whole VMAs, but I ended up asleep by 9:30. (I’m just not a night person!) But I did get a chance to see fashion from the awards show and I thought there were some really good looks! There were also some really bad looks — cough cough Katy Perry cough cough.

Black was a popular color, as it was seen on Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Miley Cyrus. Jenner, Dunn and Cyrus also all had a black crop top and either black skirt or black pants! (It was kinda crazy how similar all three looks were!) This is just the start of awards show season. Get ready for the Emmys tonight!!

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Gwen Stefani in LAMB Couture. Gwen looks amazing!! She is such a style icon! While I’m not usually a fan of hot pink, I love how she designed this look! The addition of the black color blocking really makes the look more edgy and less frou frou! This was one of my favorites!

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Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou. I love myself a romper and this one is stunning; however, I do think it’s a tad too short on Taylor. She is so leggy and I just feel that if she were to bend over her butt cheeks would be on full display! Other than that, I really like this look!

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Solange Knowles in H&M Studio. Solange takes risks and I really admire that! I love the menswear look on her and how she sexed it up a bit by not putting anything under the jacket! I also really love her hair!!

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Sarah Hyland in Kaufmanfranco. I really liked this dress, especially on Sarah! I’m not usually fond of the gowns she chooses, but this one strayed a bit from her usual girly and unflattering attire. She looks more gothic and edgy, especially with the deep red lips! And I love the cutout at the waistline!!

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Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vautnier Couture. This outfit screams Miley — at least the Miley as of 2013! She is showing skin, but not in a vulgar way which is a nice change! The outfit really shows off her toned physique!

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Lucy Hale in a Sachin & Babi top and Zimmerman skirt. This outfit is amazing! I love the style and fit, but I do wish the skirt was shorter! I think the length of this just accentuates Lucy’s petite frame and not in a good way! However, she does look gorgeous!

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Kesha in Johanna Johnson. She has really never looked better!! I’m also loving the rainbow locks a la Chloe Norgaard! She looks stunning and the gown is beautiful! I love the color because it lets her hair take center stage! The embellishments are also a great detail!

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Kendall Jenner in Alon Livne and a La Perla bra. Kendall looks like a model in this ensemble! I love the all-black look and how she went with a sheer top that showcased her La Perla bra. The high waist line of the pants make her legs look even longer and accentuate her tiny waist!! Love this look!

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Jourdan Dunn in Balmain. This is another all-black look that I love! Jourdan’s body looks killer and her sleek bob just adds to the overall look!

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Demi Lovato in Lanvin. Two words — Best. Dressed. Demi looks absolutely stunning! The red color is beautiful against her skin. She has the perfect amount of skin showing, making her look sexy and not slutty. I am also in love with her hair! If only I had the balls to shave half of my head!

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Chloe Grace Moretz in Louis Vuitton. This girl has got major style!! I love this look, but I do think it was a little too formal for the VMAs. I think this outfit would be better for a work lunch or meeting!! Regardless, I love the color and the detail on the top. I also really like the belt!

All photos courtesy of The New York Post